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I have collected baseball cards and autographs over the years. I still have boxes full of cards (as well as newer cards) that are just sitting there. So, I have decided to see how many of them I can get autographed. I use through the mail as my preferred route for this adventure. I also have an account on Zistle and The Trading Card Database for trading purposes (stevienicks77).

Sunday, April 30, 2023

April TTMs

Kyle Cody
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Rangers ST
43 days 

Johnny Ray
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
9 days

Fred Stanley 
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
32 days

Friday, April 21, 2023

TCDB trade with SofaKing

SofaKing set me up with some pretty sweet Topps Glossy All Star cards, as well as some for my PCs.

These are all nice, but the Canseco is my favorite card of the trade.

The card that started the trade.  This is for my hockey alumni mega collection.


Saturday, April 15, 2023

TCDB trade with Bsiga

One word in this trade with Bsiga...Ryno!  The big bulk of the trade on both ends was Ryne Sandberg cards! 

I like the regular 88 over the silver pack, but it was a close call for favorite card of the trade.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

2022 Panini Prizm Draft Picks

Another 2022 product in 2023.  I wouldn't have bought this except it involves college players.  I'm debating on whether to buy any 2022 Big League because this would be the same situation.  However, I saw a video of someone opening a blaster box, and those cards are sharp.

Base cards

Colors - The black cards are sharp!


Cubbie prospects

Inserts - All of these are pretty neat.  

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

2022 Bowman Chrome University Football

When Bowman put out this product last year, I didn't jump at it because I have a love/hate relationship with cards that don't have logos or airbrushed out uniforms.  This year is a different story.  The only thing I didn't care for was how curved the cards were coming out of the packs.

Base cards


This card is sharp!

Inserts - These are really sharp, too

Favorite card and one of my favorite college football players

Monday, April 10, 2023

TCDB trade with hatchetman1367

hatchetman1367 is a big White Sox fan, so I put together a nice package of Sox for him, and he helped me knock out several insert set needs.

The Melendez is my favorite card of the trade

Sunday, April 9, 2023

TCDB trade with Americana

Americana was able to get me several needs off of some set lists.  Plus, some Heritage Minors to boot.  I used to buy my Heritage Minors packs from my LCS in Kansas City, but haven't found an LCS to call home yet here in Omaha.

Favorite card of the trade

Cubs mega collection

2022 Topps Insert needs

Thinking about starting a PC of him.

Saturday, April 8, 2023

TCDB trade with kcjays

Another trade in the books with multiple trade partner kcjays.  Yet again, small trade, but efficient.

2022 Topps Update help

PC goodies

Royals mega collection needs

My favorite card of the trade.  I'm still holding strong to not going after the 88 insert set, but I've got a whole year to change my mind!